Anna Belle Lizer

Anna Belle Lizer, 93 of Missouri Valley, Iowa died  Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Longview Nursing Home under the care of Hospice. She was born January 18, 1928 in Pisgah, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Berta (Johnson) Simmons. Anna Belle graduated from Pisgah High School and married John Lizer on September 15, 1946. They were blessed with two children, Patricia and Thomas. They lived near Gallatin, Missouri for a time before returning to Iowa where they farmed near Mondamin, Iowa for many years before moving to Pisgah to retire. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Pisgah, and served alongside John, many of those years as women’s leader. She enjoyed her work in the gift shop at the Kopper Kettle in Missouri Valley, Iowa for many years. Anna Belle loved her family with all her heart and was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is remembered for her creative and good-humored approach to many situations; from bending a make-shift “toilet” from a coat hanger, to entertaining fun-loving grandsons with her rendition of “boys love candy”! She was a collector and had an impressive assemblage of Hull pottery, porcelain dolls and quirky Christmas decorations. She loved entertaining, especially her family, and to this day, holds the status of champion Penny Roll baker and Pecan Pie maker.

She is survived by daughter Patricia (Jerome Neill) Olinger, daughter-in-law Debra Lizer, grandchildren Zach Olinger, Josh Lizer, Jesse Lizer, Reka Buffington, Ben Lizer, Rogette Guthart, Avenia Lizer, Jurane Lizer, Vaishali Lizer, great-grandchildren Dakota Hart, Ashton Olinger, Lani Olinger, Haylee Lizer, Addison Lizer, Kole, Landon, Owen, and Claire Lizer, Micah Guthart, plus one more great-grandson, baby boy Lizer due April 8, and great great-grandchild Henley Dawn Hart. Also survived by siblings Hattie (Frank) Bush, Dolores (Richard) Haley, Lila (Ival) Hinkel, and Shirley (Dallas) Flaherty.

Annabelle was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, granddaughter Heather (Olinger) Hart, son Tom, and siblings Gladys (Les) Hatcher, Arnold (Thelma) Simmons, Laverne (Pauline) Simmons, Paul (Betheen) Simmons, infant brother Tommy and sister Joyce.

Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

In Loving Memory of Anna Belle Lizer

Born January 18, 1928 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Entered Into Rest April 7, 2021 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Elders Donnie and Carolyn Bothwell

Music Selections

“Amazing Grace” “In The Garden”

“The Old Rugged Cross”

Casket Bearers

Joshua Lizer Ben Lizer

Zachary Olinger Ashton Olinger

Joe Buffington Gordon Hinkel

Final Resting Place Soldier Valley Cemetery Pisgah, Iowa



  • Sherry Sherer Posted April 10, 2021 3:18 pm

    Sorry to hear about Annabel. She was a great person I looked up to her strength. I wish i had found out sooner so I could have come to her funeral

  • George & Julie Sherer-Newton Posted April 11, 2021 9:39 am

    A kind,giving, and beautiful lady. Thoughts prayers, and support to all the Lizer family.

  • Vickie (Peterson) Cameron Posted April 12, 2021 12:15 pm

    Pat, I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. I found it ironic that Anna Belle, my Mom, and Burdell Stirtz all spent their final years at Longviiew after working together for a number of years at the Kopper Kettle.whrere I know they had a lot of good times and memories. I’m sure they all are in heaven sharing some of those memories and at peace. Take care and God Bless, Vickie

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